Good News Stories

Jewellery Workshop Kowanyama

May 31, 2019

Tania Major is a local woman from Kowanyama that runs a jewellery workshop for young women in partnership with RISE.

Mother’s Day Morning Tea Kuranda Community

May 20, 2019

Mother’s Day Morning Tea – Kuranda Community Kindergarten, Thank you

Country Music hoedown in Kowrowa community

April 24, 2019

The Country Music hoe-down last Thursday had a magnificent turnout. This community function organised by RISE was a fun day open to all, young and old from the Kowrawa community. 

Happy Easter from Gunbalanya!

April 17, 2019

The team at Gunbalanya had an Easter Morning Tea with all the WFD participants today. Everyone who turned up to work or their activity got a raffle ticket for the lovely easter goodies.

Farewell to Jo and Craig

March 15, 2019

Today we farewell Joanne and Craig Bate from our CDP in Mornington. They are a terrific couple that has achieved amazing things with RISE Ventures and the community and people in Mornington Island.

From Old to New

December 03, 2018

The participants at our Mareeba Maintenance Activity have been learning about motor vehicles and recently converted an old tractor into working order.

Mayors and CEOs Conference Empowering local communities

September 28, 2018

  RISE Ventures empowering local communities: Mayors and CEOs to have open dialogue. RISE Ventures will host a conference on 4-5 October to drive better social and economic outcomes to communities in remote Australia. This first ever event will be officially opened by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion, and will…

From work experience to paid positions for friendly four

September 27, 2018

Four exceptional young women – Wendy Williams, Jaymee Wason, Ciolla Riley and Tatyana Hudson. Role models in the Kuranda Community, these young ladies have been a close-knit team teaching and learning skills passed from one to the other.

Finding jobs in aged care

August 30, 2018

Indigenous job seekers are finding jobs in Katherine aged care homes. RISE Ventures and Australian Regional and Remote Community Services are building relationships in Katherine with the aim of supporting Indigenous job seekers into meaningful, sustainable employment in aged care facilities. Integrated Services Manager for ARRCS, Elizabeth O’Connor, said the partnership between the two organisations…

Mornington Island NAIDOC 2018

July 16, 2018

‘Because of her we can’ NAIDOC celebrations in the Gulf of Carpentaria RISE Ventures helped the whole island participate in NAIDOC Day celebrations – great day to be in and with community. We are especially proud to be working in a community with so many strong female role models! #CDPSuccess #Communitypride        …